"Pre-holiday trading patterns became manifest as trading thinned out somewhat, and traders were more inclined to tally their first-quarter activity results than to engage in taking large fresh positions in either direction," Kitco analyst Jon Nadler wrote. The New York Stock Exchange will be closed April 2 in observance of Good Friday. Spot gold prices have fallen $4.80, or about 0.4%, to $1,104.20 an ounce.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- New York spot gold prices softened Tuesday as the dollar firmed ahead of the holiday weekend.
New York spot silver prices are down 3 cents, or 0.2%, to $17.32 an ounce in the intraday.
New York spot platinum prices are down by $10, or 0.6%, to $1,617 an ounce, while its sister metal has lost ground.